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Today's Takeaways: A New Clinton Scandal, A Habitable Moon, and Science For Sale

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

The Takeaway looks at a new scandal swirling around Hillary Clinton, we explore what a habitable moon would look like, and we discuss the corporate business of buying experts.        

WNYC News

Could Climate Change Spur Revolutions?

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

A new study asserts that global warming contributed to a three-year long drought in Syria, setting the stage for a civil war.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Posing as Scientific Authorities, Planted to Spread Confusion

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

The secretive world of the charismatic, silver-tongued pundits-for-hire who present themselves as scientific authorities – while spreading confusion about public health threats.

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The Takeaway

How Much Does It Cost To Buy A Climate Scientist?

Monday, February 23, 2015

Dr. Wei Hock "Willie" Soon is a prominent climate researcher who argues that climate change is not the result of human actions. But all of his money comes from the energy industry.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Can Geoengineering Fight Climate Change?

Thursday, February 19, 2015

One of the most controversial areas in climate science today is geoengineering: technologies that could scrub carbon from the atmosphere or reflect sunlight away from the planet.

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WNYC News

Panel Looks Farther into Future, Sees Even More Climate Change

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Seas could rise as much as 6 feet by 2100, the NYC Panel on Climate Change projects.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Long History of Opposition to Science

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Joel Achenbach explores why reasonable people doubt science. Climate change and vaccinations face furious opposition, and some people even doubt the moon landing.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

As Climate Changes, So Do Political and Economic Fortunes

Friday, February 06, 2015

Climate change is transforming economies, playing havoc with corporate calculations, and shifting political power.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Originator of Gaia Theory

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

We speak with the chemist James Lovelock, who first came up with the Gaia hypothesis that the Earth is a self-regulating system. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

BL Weekend: A Year of Legal Weed; Climate Records & Trends; Search for a Bully

Friday, January 23, 2015

Three of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them: a two-part convo on legal weed, the difference between warming records and trends, a 20-year search for a bully.
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The Brian Lehrer Show

Forget That 2014 Was the Warmest Year on Record

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

What really matters, says Andy Revkin of the New York Times, is that 19 of the warmest years have been in last 20 years. He parses the science behind this data.

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The Takeaway

2014 Was Earth's Warmest Year on Record

Friday, January 16, 2015

A new report out today from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has found that 2014 was the warmest year on record since record keeping began in 1880.

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The Takeaway

Science & Space in The New GOP Congress

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Sen. Ted Cruz is leading the committee overseeing space programs. Sen. Jim Inhofe, a climate change denier, is chairing a committee on the environment.

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WNYC News

NYC 2050: Climate Change and the Future of New York

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

In this hour-long special, we look ahead to what scientists say our climate will be like four decades from now: warmer and rainier, with a greater likelihood of flooding.  

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Fighting Big Oil, Fighting for The Bronx

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

William D. Cohan on Big Oil's fossil-fuel reserves. Emita Brady Hill and Susan Boyd on Bronx activism. Dana Canedy on having "the talk" with her son. Jeffrey Deitch on innovative art.

The Takeaway

Global Leaders Confront Climate Change

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

As world leaders gather in Peru to discuss a global strategy for fighting climate change, President Obama pushes his own environmental policy ahead in the U.S.

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The Takeaway

Obama to Pledge Billions to Help Poor Nations Fight Climate Change

Friday, November 14, 2014

Developing nations have repeatedly called on the industrialized world to financially support their efforts to reduce emissions.

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The Takeaway

China, U.S. Reach Landmark Climate Deal

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

After two days of meetings in China, President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping have set new targets to cut carbon emissions by 2030.

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The Takeaway

The Biggest Election Winner: Oil

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Republicans now control the Senate, and they also support the $5.4 billion TransCanada Keystone XL pipeline, which would link Canada's oil sands with refineries on the U.S. Gulf Coast.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

How to Protect a Planet in Peril

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Frances Beinecke talks about her tenure as head of Natural Resources Defense Council, at the front lines of the modern environmental movement.

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